CDP Class of 1991 –1993
B.S. Chemical Engineering
This photo was taken a few months after I started with the company. I was featured in the company’s employee newsletter for having finished second in a student design competition.
I’m a perfect example of how the flexibility to build a career only begins with the Career Development Program.
I spent much of my first assignment testing design software for large-scale air separation plants. Next, I worked on plant efficiency projects. Finally, I helped to design the company’s first high capacity nitrogen trifluoride* facilities. At the time, the company’s Electronics business was really starting to take off; it was exciting to be a part of it.
When I rolled off the program, I moved within the Electronics business to a product engineering role. Soon after, someone suggested I’d be good at Marketing, and my role was expanded. To my surprise, I found that I liked the mix of commercial work and engineering work. When I was ready to move on, I took a job in new product development. From there, I moved into product management and, later, corporate strategic planning.
Today, I’m the General Manager of a subsidiary company that offers sulfur processing technology solutions to the refining industry.
* Nitrogen trifluoride is the safe, high-performance, and cost-effective material of choice for cleaning process equipment chambers used in manufacturing semiconductors, flat-panel displays, and photovoltaic solar cells throughout the world.
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